Adobe's latest and greatest CS6 is purported to be the final release of the Creative Suite line. The extensive line covers the gamut of professional creative needs and is regarded worldwide as the quintessential software for graphic and web design, illustration, animation, photography, video, and audio. The complete CS6 software offering includes: Photoshop (both standard and extended), Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Encore, Bridge, Media Encoder, and Flash Builder.
Adobe Audition CS6 has quite a few improvements and added features over the previous generation, including:
Faster, more precise audio editing: Audition now allows you to edit multitrack clips as groups, trim them to time selections for better alignment, manually enter start and end times, and preview all the edits before committing. Waveform Editor now allows copy and pasting from up to five different clipboards at a time, making workflow infinitiely more convenient.
Multitrack clip stretching: A variety of stretch types are available to help fit a clip into a predetermined length. Presets are optimized for different types of audio, and can be easily previewed in playback.
Automatic speech alignment: Audition can now match timing to automatically lip-sync dubbed audio - even if the original audio is less than crystal clear.
Control surface support with parameter automation: Don't let interface be a barrier to your creativity. Audition will work seamlessly with EUCON, Mackie MCU, or Logic Control protocols (including the Avid Artist series formerly made by Euphonix). Third-party tablet controls and multiple interface set ups are also possible.
Powerful pitch controls: Automatically or manually, precisely correct pitch for your desired effect. When in Waveform Editor, manual pitch can be controlled visually with Spectral Pitch Display, which colorizes correct pitch to easily identify problem areas.
Efficient file management: A user-friendly media browser, files panel, and markers panel are all available to help quickly locate, store, and organize your files. Create templates for sessions to streamline common tasks, archive sessions, and use the Mixdown option to output tracks separately or simultaneously as mono, stereo, or 5.1 masters.
Expanded audio and video formats: Audition is compatible with HD video, FLV, Shockwave, RED R3D, Monkey's Audio, libsndfile, FLAC, OGG, and MPEG-1 Audio Layer II (MP2).
CD Burning: Create multiple CD files simultaneously and easily toggle between projects. Audition will burn them to Redbook-standard audio CDs.
More effects, flexible routing, and VST3 support: Just some of the most useful effects available in Audition CS6 include Generate Tones, Doppler Shifter, Graphic Phase Shifter, and Notch Filter. Effect inputs and outputs may be assigned to single or multiple channels for complete customization control. Third-party effects are supported through VST3 - it even protects your session from unstable plug-ins.
Improved batch processing: Favorites may be applied across single or multiple files at any time during the editing process.
Configurable metronome: Choose from a variety of sounds and beat patterns.
Enhanced keyboard shortcuts: Use the searchbox or clipboard to edit even more quickly.